Indian Dalit Ecumenical Federation CC

Working for the unity of all humankind and creation
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Mr. Joseph Chacko, Director and CC coordinator of Indian Dalit Ecumenical CC, with Charles Gibbs, URI Executive Director, cutting the ribbon at the inauguration of the first URI Peace Centre in India

"Our purpose is to promote harmonious co-existence among religions and work for the betterment of the oppressed sections of the society."
Action Areas
Traditions
Christianity, Cultural, Hinduism, Islam
Sub-Traditions
Dalit
Number of Members
10
Region
Sub-Region
South India
Location
Tiruvalla, Kerala, India
Joined URI Network

Indian Dalit Ecumenical Federation Cooperation Circle (CC) is located in Kerala, India. The CC’s main purpose is to promote harmonious co-existence among religions and to work for the betterment of the conditions of the oppressed. Indian Dalit Ecumenical Federation CC is composed of a group of Aborigines (Dalits), Hindus, Christians and Muslims striving to uplift their communities. In addition to conducting interfaith seminars, the Indian Dalit Ecumenical Foundation CC runs a Peace Centre where courses, leadership training, and women’s welfare programs are offered. The CC collaborates with a variety of organizations for programs and is at the forefront in their work for peace and social justice in Kerala.

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Indian Dalit Ecumenical Federation CC receives Best CC of the Year Award for URI-South India sub-region

URI-South India proudly announces that the Indian Dalit Ecumenical CC won the Best CC of the Year award in July 2011. The CC is one of 53 prominent CCs in URI's South India Region. The word ‘dalit’ stands for aborigines. The main thrust of this unit is to develop the conditional of aboriginal people, especially the youth. Many of their programs are related to capacity building.